Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, May. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$17,780,156-21%3,483--$5,105$85,734,0671Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$8,708,113-28%3,6030$2,417$209,484,4432Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$4,103,564-14%3,47264$1,182$73,254,3643Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$2,738,413-24%3,067-423$893$192,194,6264Fox
5The In-Laws$1,902,338-21%2,652--$717$9,222,7881Warner Bros.
6The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,030,131-6%2,118-540$486$37,597,4224Disney
7Down with Love$1,008,031-23%2,118-5$476$14,579,4593Fox
8Holes$839,018-1%1,762-470$476$60,236,1716Disney
9Identity$545,361-26%1,590-606$343$49,262,8555Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$412,551-29%1,809-667$228$131,744,5957Sony / Columbia